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Yotanka is a French Canadian Reggae artist who is pretty straightforward and not afraid to speak his mind addressing sensitive issues. In the Reggae culture his style is called "deejay", which is a form of Rap that focuses on the lyrics. Yotanka's lyrical content is about equal rights and justice, roots and culture, life and love.
Being aware of the injustice of colonialism from a very young age, he developed a strong empathy for Indigenous people, especially those of North America and the African diaspora, with whom he built some deep ties. In his music he shares his views about those situations, as well as topics like environment, terrorism, rape, spirituality and other subject that might be taboo, but that still needs to be discussed. He firmly believes that music is one of the best vehicle to address those questions.
Known to the Montreal local Reggae scene since 2005, Yotanka was less active on the forefront in the passed few years. He took a step back to work on his art, as well as to learn more about business management and the music industry. He founded Holy Hills Productions and got a Music Business Administration degree from Trebas Institute.